1/10/10 – 3M™ SandBlaster™ Abrasives
1 October 2010
3M’s abrasives are designed for use on a wide range of surfaces including paint, wood, metal, plastic and fibreglass, and also have a special coating to resist clogging. The range of ‘SandBlaster flexible abrasives and accessories’ are available in sheets, pads, sanding tools and a wall sanding sponge. Each form is designed to take you through the stages of a sanding project.
The products are colour-coded to suit each stage of sanding (see image.) Green is for Paint Stripping – coarse abrasives recommended for stripping paint and removing varnish & coatings. Maroon is for Bare Surfaces – medium abrasives recommended for surface smoothing, shaping, removing defects and preparing bare surfaces before the first coat of paint or varnish. Gold is for Between Coats – fine abrasives recommended for sanding between coats of paint or varnish and for finishing. If a wood surface is to remain untreated or unpainted, fine sandpaper should be used to give a perfectly smooth finish.
All SandBlaster abrasives packaging is marked with a grit dot which clearly indicates the abrasive grade:
• 36 to 80 for Paint Stripping
• 100 to 150 for Bare Surfaces
• 180 to 320 for Between Coats.
The 3M™ SandBlaster™ Abrasives range is available at Homebase and Focus